Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 1–4, 2018

Save the ‘ōhi‘a, grant a wish and get tied up in macramé.

Weekend brunch plans? Meet the squad at Herringbone for a morning of Ray Ray Pancakes, bottomless mimosas and a make-your-own haku lei workshop featuring the gorgeous crimson blossoms of Hawai‘i’s beloved—and in danger—native ‘ōhi‘a lehua. Plus, help bring joy to the lives of terminally ill keiki and shop handmade macramé masterpieces at Notted Nest’s first Friday pop-up.


The Lyons Estate recently launched a fundraising campaign to help save Hawai‘i’s native ‘ōhi‘a lehua.
PHOTO: courtesy of Lyons Estate


#OhiaLove Fundraiser Brunch at Herringbone

Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a bougie (and boozy) brunch while saving one of Hawai‘i’s native beauties. The Lyons Estate recently launched a fundraising campaign to help rescue the ‘ōhi‘a lehua from Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, a disease that has already killed thousands and affected 34,000 acres of ‘ōhi‘a trees on the Big Island (you can make a donation here). Enjoy Saturday brunch (and, of course, Herringbone’s $25 bottomless mimosas) with a free haku lei-making workshop led by local floral artist Meleana Estes, who will show you how to craft your own flower crown using the ‘ōhi‘a’s distinctive red blossoms. A portion of Herringbone’s proceeds will be donated to help save the ‘ōhi‘a.

Note: Seating is limited and reservations are required, so we suggest making yours ASAP.

Free with reservation and paid brunch, Herringbone Waikīkī, International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., Third Floor Grand Lānai. To make a reservation, call (808) 797-2435 or email For more information on the #OhiaLove Project, go here.

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Walk for Wishes

Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Invisibility, mind control and mutant genes are cool, but if you ask us, the best kind of superhero is the kind that actually exists. And you don’t need superpowers to bring happiness and hope to someone in need. Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach returns with its second annual Walk for Wishes, a walk-plus-brunch fundraiser to help Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i fulfill its mission to grant the wishes of terminally ill keiki. This year, participants are encouraged to don their favorite superhero costumes for the 4-mile walk through Waikīkī and around Kapiʻolani Park, which begins and ends at Hyatt Centric. Afterward, celebrate your super deed at the hotel’s Lānai Restaurant and enjoy two complimentary Bellini cocktails, brunch bites and access to the Splash Lounge’s modern wading pool. Not up to an 8:30 a.m. 4-miler? You can register for either portion of the event separately.

$35–$1,000, Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach, 349 Seaside Ave. For more information and to register, go here.


Notted Nest Hawai‘i
photo: courtesy of notted nest


Notted Nest Pop-Up at Valia Honolulu

Friday, March 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

How does a night out in Chinatown tie into macramé art? This month, neighborhood boutique Valia Honolulu partners with local macramé mama Nicole Iglesias of Notted Nest for a knot-your-average First Friday that will leave you with the perfect bohemian home accent. Stop by from 5 p.m. and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly while you shop elegant hanging planters, intricate wall hangings and more alongside Valia’s selection of breezy female fashions. Want to D.I.Y.? Iglesias will show you the ropes with mini macramé workshops offered that evening (your finished masterpiece is yours for keeps) and will also be taking sign-ups for a full workshop with Notted Nest, hosted by Valia and taking place on March 31.

Free, Valia Honolulu, 71 S. Hotel St. For more information on Valia Honolulu, go here. For more information on Notted Nest, go here.

Disclaimer: Valia Honolulu is owned by a family member of a HONOLULU staffer.


Plus: Coming Up

BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, March 25, for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. Embrace the relaxed Sunday funday vibe with a unique dining experience offering sweet and savory bites by the island’s top breakfast and brunch restaurants, along with live entertainment, lawn games and a photo booth. Participating restaurants include Herringbone, Café Kaila, Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, MW Restaurant, Koko Head Café, Morning Brew and more! Plus, sip on bloody marys and mimosas sponsored by 7-Eleven Hawai‘i.

$4 parking available on-site at Salt and Keauhou Lane.

$50, Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, 691 Auahi St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.